I love the quality of THULE... The only thing that is wrong with the rack is you have to be very careful when loading boat!!!! My sit in slipped off once. The boat has to be right in center and guide it very carefully up and on, so it does not tip to one side....My flat bottom sit on top has a tendency to slide all over too!!! The loading roller is not sticky enough. Hard plastic on the side causes the boat to shift and slip. Must stay right on the rubber part...... I really like the straps and there is no noise or disturbance when going 70 on the freeway. Being an 59 year old women I got this for the top of my Honda CRV. Overall I am really happy with the rack. Just be careful if you are loading your kayak by your self......